While there is no official word from THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS on how the soap plans to address the passing of Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) on screen, the icon’s final episode aired on May 3. According to Y&R writer Brent Boyd, Cooper’s last scene was (fittingly) with Jess Walton, who plays Kay’s frenemy and housemate, Jill.
“The last image of Jeanne Cooper on Y&R is of her ascending the stairs telling Jill, “I think I can manage. Good night.” A fitting end,” Boyd tweeted. In the episode, Kay had returned home to the Chancellor mansion after being discharged from the hospital, where she’d undergone surgery for a brain tumor.